As we emerge from the pandemic sadly our Wood Street site has been deemed unfit for purpose of providing 21st Century Healthcare and we are therefore requesting permanent closure of the site.
We are therefore, and after much deliberation and consultation with NHS England, Mid Essex CCG, Infection Control advisors and Health and Safety inspectors proposing a permanent closure of the site. We have been working in partnership with NHS England and have requested that if in the future they are able to find us an alternative site close to the branch site, we would be more than willing to move into in and not just offer our existing patients localised care, but actively enlarge our patient list, however currently there is nothing available.
Over the last two years we as a practice centralised all services to our purpose built Rivermead Gate site in order that we could continue to offer an environment which was safe for both staff and patients. In doing so, it has demonstrated that providing a full range of services from one site, be it by telephone consultations, video consultations or face to face is possible and is something that with a permanent closure of the branch site we would be able to continue.
Before any decision is made, we are seeking your views regarding the permanent closure of our Wood Street site whilst continuing to offer a full and safe service from our main site.
We understand that many patients may feel worried or anxious regarding the proposal, but we would like to reassure you all that should the branch site close we will continue to offer a full service to all patients registered with the practice.
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